Auto makers by and large are endorsing a proposed 40% hike in corporate average fuel economy standards reached by lawmakers in Washington in an 11th-hour compromise Friday, chiefly because the new legislation retains separate targets for cars and light trucks. The House is expected to vote Wednesday on the new bill, which calls for a fleet-wide fuel-economy standard of 35 mpg (6.7 L/100 km) by 2020. The Senate is expected to approve the legislation by the end of the year and send it on to ...

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